Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences


William Croft, Lee Osterhout, Richard A. Wright, Mark D. Allen, James Pustejovsky, Florian Coulmas, Lyle Jenkins, Barbara Lust, Patrick Colm Hogan
View all contributors
  • Date Published: December 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107475908

£ 36.99

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Have you lost track of developments in generative linguistics, finding yourself unsure about the distinctive features of minimalism? Would you like to know more about recent advances in the genetics of language, or about right hemisphere linguistic operation? The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences addresses these issues, along with hundreds of others. It includes basic entries for those unfamiliar with a given topic and more specific entries for those seeking more specialized knowledge. It incorporates both well-established findings and cutting-edge research and classical approaches and new theoretical innovations. The volume is aimed at readers who have an interest in some aspect of language science but wish to learn more about the broad range of ideas, findings, practices, and prospects that constitute this rapidly expanding field, a field arguably at the center of current research on the human mind and human society.

    • Systematic topical coverage, from discourse analysis to neurolinguistics, from acoustic phonetics to legal interpretation
    • Seven overview essays and nearly 500 entries on specific topics that lay out basic principles for those unfamiliar with the field, but also incorporate recent research and theorization
    • Provides an affordable, up-to-date, and accessible (but not reductive or overly simplified) one-volume reference resource for knowledge of language science
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107475908
    • length: 1054 pages
    • dimensions: 279 x 215 x 57 mm
    • weight: 2.61kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus. 12 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introductory Essays:
    1. Language structure in its human context: new directions for the language sciences in the twenty-first century William Croft
    2. The psychology of linguistic form Lee Osterhout, Richard A. Wright and Mark D. Allen
    3. The structure of meaning James Pustejovsky
    4. Social practices of speech and writing Florian Coulmas
    5. Explaining language: neuroscience, genetics and evolution Lyle Jenkins
    6. Acquisition of language Barbara Lust
    7. Elaborating speech and writing: verbal art Patrick Colm Hogan
    Part II. Entries.

  • Resources for

    The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences

    General Resources

    Find resources associated with this title

    Type Name Unlocked * Format Size

    Showing of

    Back to top

    This title is supported by one or more locked resources. Access to locked resources is granted exclusively by Cambridge University Press to lecturers whose faculty status has been verified. To gain access to locked resources, lecturers should sign in to or register for a Cambridge user account.

    Please use locked resources responsibly and exercise your professional discretion when choosing how you share these materials with your students. Other lecturers may wish to use locked resources for assessment purposes and their usefulness is undermined when the source files (for example, solution manuals or test banks) are shared online or via social networks.

    Supplementary resources are subject to copyright. Lecturers are permitted to view, print or download these resources for use in their teaching, but may not change them or use them for commercial gain.

    If you are having problems accessing these resources please contact

  • Editor

    Patrick Colm Hogan, University of Connecticut
    Patrick Colm Hogan is a professor in the Department of English and the Program in Cognitive Science at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of ten books, including Cognitive Science, Literature, and the Arts: A Guide for Humanists and The Mind and its Stories: Narrative Universals and Human Emotion (Cambridge University Press, 2003).


    William Croft, Lee Osterhout, Richard A. Wright, Mark D. Allen, James Pustejovsky, Florian Coulmas, Lyle Jenkins, Barbara Lust, Patrick Colm Hogan

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.